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Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Jun 19 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Chrysler finally agrees with NHTSA and begins recall

Not too long ago I mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep models over the potential for fires after certain types of accidents....

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Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Jun 19 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Chrysler finally agrees with NHTSA and begins recall

Not too long ago I mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep models over the potential for fires after certain types of accidents. Chrysler refused to recall the Jeeps when the NHTSA first asked. Chrysler has now had a change of heart and has agreed to recall 2.7 million SUVs.

The fire issue with certain Jeep models has been linked to 51 deaths from post-crash fires. I can only imagine the liability that Chrysler will be open to if a defect in the vehicle's design is linked specifically to those 51 deaths. Chrysler has announced a voluntary campaign to repair certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles with fuel tanks that are mounted behind the rear axles.

On June 4, Chrysler refused to institute the recall when originally requested by the NHTSA. At the time, Chrysler said that the vehicles did not pose a safety risk. However, the NHTSA has the legal authority to force a recall and apparently, Chrysler realized that one way or the other it would be forced to recall the vehicles. Chrysler still maintains its vehicles are safe and well designed. “Chrysler Group recognizes that this matter has raised concerns for its customers and wants to take further steps, in coordination with NHTSA, to provide additional measures to supplement the safety of its vehicles,” the company said.

 
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What you missed on 9.16.14

Sep 16 2014 6:32pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Convertible, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Government/Legal, Technology, Supercars, Bentley, Bugatti, Luxury Bugatti Dynamic Driving Experience Ever wonder what it's like to have so much money that you can literally buy anything you want? What would that be like? Our man Basem Wasef gets to play the part of the rich distinguished gentleman as he learns what it's like to be courted by Bugatti, and it s ...
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But Will They Still Wail? Every Future Ferrari Engine to Be Turbocharged or Hybridized

Sep 16 2014 6:27pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The news that every future Ferrari engine will be juiced by either turbos or electricity comes just days after longtime company chairman Luca di Montezemolo tossed his saddle to Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne. The technologies will be split along engine types, too: Automotive News, after an interview with powertrain director Vittorio Dini, reports that all next-gen Ferrari V-8s will be turbocharged like the one in the 2 ...
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Dodge Viper saved from crusher by students, but will it last?

Sep 16 2014 3:38pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Chrysler, Dodge The saga of the Washington state community college hoping to keep its allegedly pre-production Dodge Viper out of the maw of the crusher is going strong. Not only does the school still have the car, but there's a chance that the college might even get to keep it. The whole situation flared up in March when the South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, ...
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California issues first official permits for self-driving cars in U.S.

Sep 16 2014 1:12pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles wasn’t sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued testing permits that allowed three companies to dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and into neighbourhoods — with a human “safety driver” behind the wheel in case the onboard computers make a bad decision. These may be the cars of the future, b ...
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Are you the 2015 Chrysler 300?

Sep 16 2014 10:35am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: LA Auto Show, Sedan, Chrysler, Luxury When Chrysler showed us its hand and revealed its five-year product plan to the world, we learned that the updated 300 sedan will bow at the LA Auto Show in November. Now, thanks to Allpar, we might have our first (super grainy) look at the new sedan a full two months ahead of its official debut. Unlike its Dodge Charger platform mate, the new 300 isn't really all that different from the model curre ...
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Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler will bypass Wall Street road show

Sep 16 2014 10:33am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said he doesn't plan to hold a road show for investors before listing shares of the combined car company in ...
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Indications of 825 hp and emissions issues for Hellcat called 'speculation' by Chrysler

Sep 16 2014 10:08am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Dodge, Rumormill The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is probably one of the hottest cars of the moment mostly because of its insane, 707-horsepower supercharged V8. However, there are conflicting reports coming out that the powerplant might be having problems with its emissions compliance and may be capable of even more power. Jalopnik says that an unnamed source within Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ...
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2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed, 2015 Chrysler 300, Porsche Project Secret: Car News Headlines

Sep 16 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Bentley’s built a faster Mulsanne, appeasing the needs of lead-footed chauffeurs the world over. The car is called the Mulsanne Speed, and it can rocket to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds despite weighing almost 6,000 pounds. A photo alleged to be of the facelifted 2015 Chrysler 300 has hit the web. ...
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Is This The 2015 Chrysler 300 Facelift?

Sep 16 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Chrysler is set to introduce a facelifted version of its 300 sedan at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, and this could be our first undisguised look at the car. Prototypes for the facelifted 300 have been spotted for several months, though these have all been heavily camouflaged. The latest image was posted to Fiat Chrysler Automobi ...
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Aficionauto drives Vin Diesel's fast and furious 1970 Dodge Charger

Sep 15 2014 7:11pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Dodge, Celebrities, TV/Movies The Aficionauto host Christopher Rutkowski has a real passion for original and replica cars from movies and television, whether they are from James Bond, Jurassic Park, or incredibly obscure Japanese shows. However, he might have outdone himself this time because he hopped into one of the biggest automotive stars of contempora ...
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